Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Aubrey's G.A. Moore not sure if this retirement is permanent
A day after Aubrey ISD athletic director Daryl Hellman confirmed the retirement of legendary football coach G.A. Moore, Moore said shutting the door on his coaching career after 45 seasons is not an option. But he did say he will not coach next season.
The all-time wins leader in Texas high school football history compiled a 19-14 record in three years at Aubrey to put his all-time record at 423-97-9, with eight state championships. His other stints were at Bryson, Sherman, and most notably, Pilot Point and Celina.
“I don’t know, I’d never say that,” Moore said when asked if his coaching days were over. “I still love to coach, and I want to coach. But we’re going to be gone for a while. I’ve never been gone or taken off time in the summer.
“I would never say I’m finished. If I get to be 100 years old, I’d probably still say that. I love it too much.”
Moore, 73, said he and his wife are planning a trip to Israel with a church group and then another two-week getaway.
“To be honest, that’s not fair to our kids [at Aubrey],” Moore said. “It’s something I feel like I need to do. I never thought I’d get the opportunity to do this.”
Moore battled health problems, which played a factor in his 2004 retirement from Pilot Point that lasted four seasons. But he said this time around his health was not a factor.
“I thought when I retired from Pilot Point that I was getting old,” Moore said. “But after I had a couple of stents put in [the heart], I felt great. I just had a checkup, and everything’s in good shape.”
Besides his trips this summer, the lifelong rancher also cited good cattle prices as a reason he wanted to step away from coaching.
“Cattle prices are up pretty good now, as high as I’ve ever seen them,” Moore said. “There’s some things I need to do and just get out on the ranch and run things.”